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Robin

Preserved, newly-restored and permanently mounted on a barge for future display somewhere in London, the 120-year-old steam coaster SS ROBIN arrives at Tilbury Landing Stage from Lowestoft, where the latest restoration work had been undertaken.
Robin was built in 1890 by Thames Ironworks at Blackwall, London.
The barge carrying ROBIN is now in Tilbury Dock, where further work in fitting it out as a London museum-ship and tourist attraction is to be carried out and a display site found for it on the river or in the old docks.

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Good to see some positive news about ship preservation in the UK for once. If I'm not mistaken, the UK has lost rather a lot of preserved (or to be preserved) vessels in recent years...
 

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Hi Bob,
A nice photo - I saw her arrive at Rochester from Spain
in 1974 - she had a wheelhouse then.
 

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Lovely pictures - I agree that it is wonderful to see a fine UK ship being preserved, rather than scrapped, for a change! Many thanks. Donald
 

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ITS A CRYING SHAME THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CUT UP THE PADDLE TUG RELIANCE, ALL DONE IN SECRET, COULD HAVE OFFERED IT TO SOMEONE, SHE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. NICE TO SEE SOMEONE CARES ABOUT OUR MARITIME HISTORY. STORES.
 

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Stan....you kindly forwarded your pictures of SS Robin to me a while back. I'm very interested to have a record of your memory of the ship when she arrived from Spain....would be great if you'd be prepared to email/post your memories here and I will add a copy to SS Robin's archive...thanks, N
 

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